NWS: Tidal flooding might force closure of some Shore roadways

Minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park Friday morning. (Photo: Dominick Solazzo)

Minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park Friday morning. (Photo: Dominick Solazzo)

Coastal flooding will be an issue at the Jersey Shore on Saturday, forecasters say.

A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for the Shore from Saturday morning through the afternoon hours,, according to the National Weather Service.

High tide on the oceanfront is between 9 and 10 a.m. and later along the back bays. Minor to moderate tidal flooding is anticipated.

A coastal low pressure system will approach the New Jersey area Friday night, pass through the region on Saturday, and move away Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters expect one to two feet of saltwater inundation in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

“At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm’s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur,” the Coastal Flood Watch bulletin advises.

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